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January 50% Sale

week2-thriftchallengeI had to readjust my parameters for the challenge after I received an email from Value Village notifying me of the upcoming 50% off day. I hadn’t remembered that half price sales can be either Sunday or Monday. But with that as the only exception I think I am doing very well sticking to my plan.

I made a plan Sunday morning to make half price sales fit into my budget scheme better – going the day before the sale and inspecting items that I liked, trying on shoes and boots, checking for flaws and debating the price… with no intention to buy that day. I photographed five things that day that I would consider coming back for. Part two of my plan was to not going before work in the morning at 9:00am but rather wait until after my yoga class that night which would put me at Value Village an hour before closing time.

My assumption was that there would be a lot picked over during the day, not huge crowds and likely I would have less to tempt me. Sure enough only one of the five items was still there and I debated it once again. I ended up taking it home because it was a neutral blouse, and I can’t leave mint behind! I spent a grand total of $5.65 instead of the likely $20+

Yes it is only week two but I have resisted the temptation to go thrifting by replacing it with yoga classes after work! Not a bad way to start off a new year don’t you think?

365 Days of Thrift

Thrifty Threads 365I never thought I’d gush over an app, but lately Instagram is my best friend. Its a great way for me to connect with thrifters all over the globe sharing the same passion for fashion! Recently I have found Patrice of Looking Fly on a Dime, who has a great Instagram feed and blog with a special feature called Thrifty Threads 365 Challenge.

Although my whole world has always been thrift, it was a fascinating read! On a monthly budget of $50 (I know for a fact I spend way more than that!) she committed herself to only shopping second hand for the entire year. Since 2010 she has been completing this challenge with great success! What an accomplishment! The girls of the “No Shop September” with the $100 a week budget should take notes. Continue Reading